When I was working on my doctoral dissertation, I found myself floundering until I realized that I was seeing the people on my dissertation committee not as helpers or allies but as adversaries. Once I adopted an attitude of cooperation with my committee members, my dissertation process opened up and flowed into harmonious and successful completion. We don't have to fight with the people in our lives— we can literally see our family, friends and colleagues and associates as part of our own consciousness. None of us walks the path of life alone. We live in relationship. We can cooperate with fullness of heart with all of those who are accompanying us on our life walk. Some stay with us all our days. Some are with us only a short while— but all leave the impress of their love and concern for us. The easiest and simplest way for us to complete our goals and fulfill our dreams is by allowing others to help us.